Are Payers Ganging up on Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups? Is this a Trend or Simply a Sign of Tougher Financial Times?

Medical laboratories today struggle to submit clean claims and be promptly and adequately reimbursed as health insurers institute burdensome requirements and audit more labs Across the nation, clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups of all sizes struggle to get payment for lab test claims. Veteran lab executives say they cannot remember any time in the past when medical laboratories were challenged on the front-end with getting lab test claims paid while also dealing on the...

Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Face Onslaught of Coding, Billing, and Collection Changes in 2015: Webinar to Cover Key Preparations Labs Should Make to Ensure Fair and Accurate Payment in the Coming Year

PRESS RELEASE   THE DARK REPORT 21806 Briarcliff Dr. Spicewood, Texas 78669 512-264-7103 o 512-264-0969 f   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Ron Martin rbmartin@darkreport.com AUSTIN, Texas (November 21, 2014) — The Medicare program and private health insurers are in the process of changing policies for the year 2015 which will make it even tougher for laboratories to submit claims and be paid on a timely basis. For this reason, it is imperative that clinical laboratory and pathology...

Essentials for 2015 in Coding, Billing, and Collections for Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups

Essentials for 2015 in Coding, Billing, and Collections for Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups   Webinar – Thursday, December 4, 2014 (Registration is closed – It’s not too late! Order LIVE Webinar Audio Recording) YOUR PRESENTERS: Rina Wolf Vice President of Commercialization Strategies, Consulting & Industry Affairs XIFIN, Inc. Tom Scheanwald President and Chief Operating Officer APS Medical Billing Michelle Miller Vice President Vachette Pathology Are you prepared for the important...

Palmetto, Medicare’s Biggest Carrier, Proposes to End Code Stacking for Molecular Clinical Laboratory Tests

Palmetto wants to implement two proposed local coverage determinations (LCDs) on February 27, 2012 Medicare’s biggest local carrier is ready to tackle the problems created when clinical pathology laboratories use code stacks to submit claims for genetic tests  and molecular diagnostics assays. Medical laboratories in eight states served by this Medicare carrier are worried about its two draft proposals that could cut off reimbursement for large numbers of molecular diagnostic tests (MDTs) and...

Innovations in Clinical Pathology Laboratory Management at the 2011 Executive War College in New Orleans

Record crowd of pathologists and clinical laboratory managers hear from medical lab industry leaders Dateline: New Orleans, Louisiana—Here at the 16th annual Executive War College (EWC) on laboratory and pathology management, a crowd of record size has gathered to learn the latest trends in the clinical laboratory testing marketplace, and to hear about innovations and new management breakthroughs, as shared by top-performing medical laboratories. As your Dark Daily editor, this is my first...